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File Explorer Options

To set the File Explorer options:

  1. Click Options on the Standard toolbar, or click Tools, Options.

  2. Select File Explorer.

  3. Set the options described below, then click OK.

Click Reset to restore factory defaults for all system options or only for options on this page.

Show in File Explorer View

Show or hide the following folders and files on the File Explorer tab of the Task Pane.

  • My Documents

  • My Computer

  • My Network Places

  • Recent Documents (duplicates the list in the File menu)

  • Hidden referenced documents (Open in SolidWorks displays assembly components that are in memory but not open in SolidWorks)

  • Samples (for SolidWorks Tutorials and What's New examples)

All folders are shown by default when collaboration settings are accepted when SolidWorks Workgroup PDM is added in.

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